Last year alone, through the Warriors Hoops for Kids program, the team’s three-pointers generated more than $440,000 for local organizations serving youth. As a part of this program, Playworks was able to expand their impact in the Bay Area!
Hoops for Kids began two seasons ago with founding support from the Koret Foundation and the Taube Family Foundation. Last season Pacific Gas and Electric Company joined as a presenting sponsor. Thanks to Hoops for Kids, our team’s success is now our community’s success!
Along with financial support, the Warriors have created amazing experiences for many at-risk Playworks students in Northern California. Most recently, to encourage healthy eating and staying active, in partnership with Kaiser Permanente, Brandon Rush mentored Playworks’ kids on living a healthy lifestyle through the Get Fit program! Get Fit will reach nearly 60,000 students at 111 Bay Area elementary schools this season helping to create a culture of health and wellness for students, staff and teachers at schools across the region. Events and programming during the academic year will leverage Kaiser Permanente’s expertise and the Warriors’ and Playworks’ network to encourage healthy choices and behavior. Students will be provided with positive activities and experiences to take back to their classrooms, homes and communities. Kaiser Permanente and Playworks curriculum will also be hosted online at warriors.com/getfit to highlight good nutrition and safe and fair play.
Thank you to the Golden State Warriors and the Warriors Community Foundation for supporting Playworks Northen California! We look forward to great success this season and to celebrating at the upcoming games!